Origin of tyke1
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Examples from the Web for tyke
The tyke asked the gov his favorite part about being governor.Turns Out Chris Christie Hated Traffic on the George Washington Bridge, Too|David Freedlander|January 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And yet, Helen—ha—ha—ha, he's a stalwart old rogue still, and must have been a devil of a tyke when he was young.Willy Reilly|William Carleton
That's right, tyke them snivellin' kids 'ome—blast me if ever I—&c, &c, &c.
An' when the door opened an' the man wi' the wooden feet cam' in—preserve me, but he was a weary-lookin' tyke.
Hardly a tyke or messan but's awa' to Peden to get her whaulpies named at the Holy Linn!
Got a headache, I suppose, from drinking with that New York tyke they sent us yesterday!Pirate Gold|Frederic Jesup Stimson
British Dictionary definitions for tyke
Word Origin for tyke
Word Origin and History for tyke
c.1400, "cur, mongrel," from Old Norse tik "bitch," related to Middle Low German tike. Also applied in Middle English to a low-bred or lazy man. The meaning "child" is from 1902, though it was used in playful reproof from 1894.